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Sep 30, 2012 1:15pm EDT
. >> guest: parkinson, a british historian, he wrote something about the british navy. after world war i, he had downsized the navy, however, the government agency in the navy, increased in size. and so he became involved with producing flawed. the amount of work they have to do, and has nothing to do with their size. let them expand, if they will. in the case of government, their main thing is their own interests, bureaucratic interest, the main thing is human nature to expand. this is not just government. any organization left alone will fall into this as to why they were created and become self interested in returning. the nice thing about the free markets is that if you have a company that does that, you cease to exist and you don't have the power of the government to keep you going. >> host: so if you are in congress and if you were the president, do you go to a zero-based budget? >> it is more than budgets. it is creating the environment where entrepreneurship temblors. one of the things we discuss in the book is degrading the value of the dollar. it is about coercion. suddenly, your g
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Oct 6, 2012 1:30pm EDT
century. but he loved the woods. he became a tv to an attorney and a captain in the navy and spent according to one source up to 50 weekends a year working on the trail. he was headquartered in maryland, and so he found the evolution club in that group. wouldn't assist without him. he died unexpectedly at the age of 52 and to the maine state library because of the on timeliness of his death none of it was organized and they are still trying to get a good handle there are thousands of pictures that he took or that his friends took of things happening at the state along the trail as he was building at. some of them are incredibly fun. there is a photograph of an old man and it is titled old man byron standing in the shot they would go through the farm. avery said they couldn't without the cooperation of the land owner, and he had a really good relationships with the land owners across mean to get access across the country, to get access to where the trail is now. this was especially exciting because it's the 75th anniversary of the trail completion. in addition to photographs, under
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 8:45am EDT
? the u.s. navy and air force to the same degree it did throughout the cold war and post cold war or does the u.s. try to encourage countries like japan, vietnam, the philippines, malaysia, australia and others to bear more of the burden? that is what i mean by a graceful exit from history. >> the audience discover through your questions with the main conclusion of the book but i was to ask before we turn it over, how can you respond if in the back row of the audience mitt romney stood up and said mr. kaplan, you are being defeatist. you are walking away from america's historical role, america is the essential power and you are talking about necessary decline. >> i am not being defeatist. i am being sly. i want american influence to extend long into the decades but it cannot do that bearing the same exact level of burden we have been bearing now. in the middle east we cannot confront russia, cannot confront china and be the hegemon in the greater middle east in leslie. we have to move closer to vladimir putin to balance against china but at the same time not let countries like vietnam and
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Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
serving with the real navy in the early 1970s. they had an equally strong relationship with the queen and prince philip, as well as her sister, princess margaret, the queen mother, and her cousin, princess alexandra. they kept an extensive personal correspondence that i was given permission to read at the presidential library out in california, the reagan library. the letters tell a story of infection and thoughtfulness on both sides, over more than three decades. correspondence that continues to this day with nancy reagan. in june of 1982, when the reagans were in europe for summit meetings, the queen invited them to stay at windsor castle. which was the first such personal invitation for an american presidential couple. not only did she arrange such a dedicated telephone line, but she had the first shower installed in the more than 900-year-old castle, because she was told that is what the family needed. it was a family dinner on the first night, and the following morning from the queen invited the reagans to breakfast. it was surprisingly informal, nancy reagan told me. we had to w
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Sep 30, 2012 10:00pm EDT
a sniper to a chiropractor? people don't become navy seals, they don't become pilots because they want to be killing machines. they do that out of love. they do that out of love for their fellow man and because they want to be in the position to save a life and somebody needs to come get you. i don't want to do it because i want to just go kill bad guys. i want to be the one making a difference, helping out, putting my life on the line for you. by the same token that i was a sniper, willing to die for you, i could be a good doctor willing to help you because it is out of love. but the short answer is, i still put people out of their misery, but just in a different way. this hollywood and billionaire roman this is what really disgusts me, most of us will never be hollywood stars or billionaires. but look at the one guy i just told you about. a normal guy. he made a big difference in a lot of people's lives. by the way, it mr. buffett really was complaining, he should just really write a check and shut up and pay more taxes. [laughter] [applause] at any rate, the way that we overcame thi
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Oct 6, 2012 8:00pm EDT
to be a u.s. navy veteran world war with. white secretary and upstair office windows kept extending thumbs down signs said baldwin to the marchers until suddenly many of them saw the stunningly handsome, idol harry bell phone nay in the crowd. [laughter] when they saw the beautiful cat, they demonstrated that america was the most desperately schizophrenic of a republican. [laughter] [applause] baldwin's story telling prose in the insight were never in better form. it was vintage james baldwin, race, sex and country. all on extraordinary display subject to his scorching ironic pin. those young win in the window, quote, could only look forward to an alliance with one of the businessmen. and they were, he said, female. a word which in the context of the color curtain has suffered the same fate as the word male. baldwin did not miss his chance. when the girls saw hare a collision occurred in them so visible to be at once funny and sad. at one moment the thumbs were down, they were barricaded within their skins. at the next moment, those downturned thumbs flew up to their mouths, their faces ch
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Oct 7, 2012 4:00pm EDT
, baldwin marched next to harry belafonte, his fellow harlem born, who would also happen to be a u.s. navy veteran of world war ii. why secretaries and upstairs office windows kept extending down signs to the marchers, until suddenly many of them saw the stunningly rigging that the idol, harry belafonte. [laughter] when they saw that beautiful caps as baldwin and these women demonstrated that america was the most desperately schizophrenic a republic. [laughter] baldwin storytelling perot's and his insight were never in better form. this is vintage james baldwin, race, sex and his country were all an extraordinary display and subject to his scorching, ironic pan. those young women in the windows baldwin declared, quote, could only look forward to an alliance with one of those jeering businessmen. .. out of imagery that only baldwin might have actually seen and a world historical moment amid the joy and serenity of the spectacular march he made great art of all those real people around him barricaded in his skin. on the eve of the centennial, the surrender at appomattox and the city where th
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Oct 7, 2012 9:45am EDT
in the early 20th century. that he loved the woods. he became a maternity and cap been in the navy. that's spent according to one source at 250 weekends a year working on the trail. he was headquartered in maryland, so he found the potomac appellation club i was president of that group. the trail of a wouldn't exist without him. he died unexpectedly at the age of 52 and had arranged to meet his papers to the maine state library. unfortunately, because of the timeliness of his death, none of that was organized and we are so tried to get a really good handle. there are thousands of pictures that he check or that his friends took of things happening along the trail as he was building a. some of them are incredibly fun. there's a photograph of an old man, titled older than iran standing on a farm. the next shot is where the trail will go through the farm. avery said he couldn't help the trail without cooperation of the landowner any of really good relationship with landowners to get access across the country, to get access to rather trail is now. this is especially exciting because it is the
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Oct 7, 2012 3:00pm EDT
books on vietnam profile the commander navy forces in vietnam and the chief of naval operations from 1970 until 1974 in the life of admiral zumwalt. the book "zumwalt." and then political commentators argue that american sovereignty is in jeopardy. a global editor at large argues that with the emergence of new technology markets, a select few have been able to separate themselves into an extremely wealthy group of individuals with unprecedented political and social influence in the book "plutocrats." and david coleman, director of the university of virginia's miller center presidential recordings program, utilizes his eagerly recorded tapes from the kennedy administration to examine the end of the cuban missile crisis. and a book on the life of charles darwin. in darwin, portrait of a genius. look for these titles and book stores this coming week. and watch for the authors on booktv and booktv.org.
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